See what our guests say about our attention to detail:
"Every detail was taken care of so all we had to do was relax and enjoy ourselves." - Donald and Jill Miller
"The meticulous attention to detail and personal service was unsurpassed. Our trip to Argentina was one of the best vacations we have taken, and absolutely stress-free thanks to Fred and Exploration Journeys!" - Stephen and Elizabeth Trehu
"I was amazed at how detail oriented the company was. Fred provided an A+ vacation. The travel booklet he provides was amazing." - Rebecca Cutler and Andrea Samansky
"Every detail was taken care of for us; from airport transfers to expert local guides...and we are already planning to return!" - Ginger Sanborn and John Lynn
"Fred, we cannot thank you enough for your perfect travel plan, attention to detail and kindness." - Marni & Adam Berger
"Fred and his staff attended to every detail and made it so easy. We visited four places and had plenty of internal travel. All of it went flawlessly." - Kevin & Laura Meeks
"Fred's attention to detail, efficiency and care were of the highest standard." - Polina & Yan Erlikh
"Every detail was addressed, all of our questions and concerns answered, and Fred showed us how to make the most of our stay in Argentina." - Carolyn Burt & Steve Murphy
"Fred took care of every detail of the trip with professionalism, quick response, organization with a keen eye for detail and quality as every facet of the trip from the tour guides, drivers, hotels and restaurant recommendations were of the highest caliber." - Debbie & Warren Lakoff
"All the details were arranged for us and it was so easy and comforting to have someone with our names on a sign welcome us at each destination. Every tour was outstanding." - Larry and Sue Attia
"Fred and his team of suppliers did a magnificent job of trip planning and then followed-up to insure that every detail was covered. I cannot recommend Fred and Argentina Exploration Journeys more highly." - Jim and Katie Fish
"Every detail was meticulously planned and communicated to us in a timely manner. The trip booklet was outstanding - well organized and provided us more than enough information to make the trip successful." - Gene Peele & Joan Oakley Leibert
"The follow through during our journey was exceptional and every detail was taken care of with the utmost care." - Ronald, Eliana & Rebecca Stern
"There was nothing left to chance, with all the details clearly spelled out. All of that detailed organization allowed us to simply enjoy all of the sights of this great country." - Bruce & Lisa Kohl
"We have to give Fred and Exploration Journeys the very highest accolades for their incredible planning and attention to detail." - John & Elizabeth Fawcett
See what our guests say about our first-class tour guides and services:
"The local guides were not typical at all; with each one it was like spending a day with a local friend." - Gary & Nyasia Dewaal
"Our guides were outstanding and it was very nice to often have a guide just for the four in our party." - Anna Rita & William Neuman
"The guides were experts and the personal service made this trip a dream. Everything went smoothly and our trip was worry free." - Nancy and David Zembko
"Every time schedule was met; every guide was 'over the top' helpful; every tour was jam packed with excitement." - Russell Haig and Wanda Wood
"Each of the tour guides were not only exceptionally knowledgeable, they shared such insight about the culture and lifestyle." - Kevin & Laura Meeks
"I really appreciated having someone meet us at the airport for each leg of our trip, and the guides were superb." - Kevin & Laura Meeks
"I have traveled extensively for business and pleasure but found Fred to be the best at travel planning and suggestions. His service was flawless and our family adored every one of our tour guides and drivers." - Leslie & Robert North and Family
"Our guides were exceptional and, in fact, some of the best guides we have ever had in our international travels." - Donald and Jill Miller
"Exploration Journeys made this a truly worry-free trip! They work to have the best guides you will ever find! This is not just a plug, they were highly knowledgeable, personable, and attentive, beyond what we have experienced with all our other travels." - Jean & Donald Erickson
"Fred had everything arranged from cars waiting for us when we landed, terrific private guides and a couple of group excursions like trekking on the glacier and whitewater rafting on the Manso River." - Mike and Carmella Degenhart
"Our excursions and tour guides were fabulous." - Cristina & Catherine Faraone
"Fred was not only involved in planning the flights and hotels, but his careful attention of picking very informed guides in every city we visited made our tours fantastic. His guides were very helpful in giving us suggestions on fun places for our 2 kids as well as names of shopping places and restaurants that were good for teenagers and where local people went." - Rana and Salim Haddad
"The tour guides Fred hired for our tours were absolutely outstanding and their personal attention to our preferences was second to none." - Roger & Leann Keyes
"The service and excursions were first class. All of the tour guides were professional, courteous, spoke amazing English, and extremely knowledgeable." - Jodi & Williams Williams
"The tour guides were fun, good natured, accommodating and highly skilled, we felt as if we were in good hands especially while paddling in the middle of the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia and trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate." - Debbie & Warren Lakoff
"The tour guides were fluent in English and very knowledgeable about the sites and history of the country." - Don & Nancy Tortorice
See what our guests say about our 24/7 assistance during their trips:
"When I was rushed to the hospital in Buenos Aires for appendicitis, Fred went above and beyond. He came to the hospital frequently during my stay, providing essential Spanish-English translation between the doctors, nurses, and us." - Louise Laurence and Douglas Hamilton
"Fred of Exploration Journeys must have his phone superglued to his hand because whenever we had a request he almost immediately responded-regardless of the time and day." - Edward & Abby Lasky
"Most impressive, however, was the reaction of Fred when we could have been stranded at one of our sites because of an airline strike. He immediately responded with effective action in finding flights for continuing our journey. It is not an overstatement that he saved the latter part of our vacation!" - Don and Nancy Tortorice
"When one of our bags did not arrive in Iguazu, Fred was able to trace it immediately and arranged delivery to our hotel within a few hours." - Maria Ester and Ponciano Bautista
"Thank you Fred for your outstanding service and personal approach especially arranging a wheelchair for my husband when he fell down in Iguassu. We did not miss a single spot in Iguassu to enjoy!" - Sujata & Jyotirjiban Bhattacharya
"Fred put together an outstanding itinerary and even made a personal appearance when we needed some emergency medical assistance. We would never have been able to work through a Buenos Aires emergency room like we did, without him. If it had it not been for his assistance, we would have missed our same day flight connection and some of the very best parts of the trip." - Joe and Mary Mahoney
"Fred, as our host for the trip, did more than I ever expected, especially with having to deal with multiple airline cancellations that required him to work alternative arrangements and reschedule hotels and tours. He was always available and working to get us back on track." - Gene Peele and Joan Leibert
"Every issue was addressed quickly and always resolved. Fred's strength is his fast response time to our e-mailed questions and his answers which were always pertinent and detailed to our questions." - Barbara & Mark Glazer
"Fred was always a phone call away, and I took advantage of this numerous times; he was always very helpful and made sure that my stay in Argentina was the best it could be." - Kristen Glauser
"It was a very secure feeling to know that we could contact the company on a 24/7 basis in case of any problems." - Neal and Barbara Eisner
See what our guests say about their Worry-Free travel experiences:
"Exploration Journeys gave me the gift of peace of mind, exactly what you need on vacation." - Bridget & Carl Long and
"It seemed impossible. Three generations, seven people, 10 days, 4 locations, domestic travel, tours, transfers, and accommodations. All worry-free and tailor-made." - Robert & Laura Shrewsbury and Family
"It was such a relief to visit a foreign country and to know that at every arrival or departure point you had someone you could trust to make the journey smooth." - Yogesh & Jeni Mistry
"We were 22 people, ranging in ages from 8 to 80, traveling to 4 cities in twelve days. So seamless and easy, I wish I could have them with me for all my travels from now on!!!" - Susan & Ari Spar and Family
"This trip has been one of the best vacations we have taken and completely stress-free since Fred and Exploration Journeys took care of everything!" - Keyla Rodriguez and Jose Berrios
"Everything ran smoothly and freed us up to really enjoy the beautiful experiences instead of having to worry about the little details." - Heather Reid and Aaron Liebo
"Used Exploration Journeys second time in two years. It delivers what it promises and makes the travel worry-free and pleasurable." - Olga & Peter Najovits
"Considering that we were 7 people and we had 4 domestic flights and lots of moving parts, I was amazed that there was not one single snag along the way." - Ellen & Michael Cohen and Family
"Imagine traveling this far away from home without having a worry because everything is being handled with such precision and class." - Roger Athey and Susan Butler
"The organization of the trip was fantastic. We didn't have to worry about getting picked up for transfers, hotel bookings, or tour arrangements. Our Hotels were great. And Fred did it all. When we had any questions while we were in Argentina, Fred responded to them within minutes!" - Harriet & Richard Steinberg
"The attention to detail and prompt communications resulted in the smoothest, most stress-free trip we have ever taken. The whole experience was amazing." - Lynn & Roger Iverson
"Fred went above and beyond to make sure everything was 100% taken care of so we could enjoy a stress-free trip." - Clay Ostrom and Lisa Pahl
"We have traveled on all seven continents and Argentina Exploration Journeys provided the best service we have ever experienced." - Barbara and Timothy Blair
Bridget & Carl Long and Family (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
"Exploration Journeys gave me the gift of peace of mind—exactly what you need on vacation.""I so appreciated the attention to detail, as that can make or break a trip (especially with kids). In the end, we had a fantastic time without any stress.""He made all the difference and created a trip that exceeded every expectation."
Bridget & Carl visited: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, El Calafate and Bariloche.
"This was our first trip to Argentina. We’ve traveled to Peru and Ecuador previously, but this trip was extra special because we brought our two sons (ages 7 and 9) and planned to see so much more. Given such a large and amazing country, it was hard to know what to prioritize, how to handle all of the logistics, transfers, and flights, and we needed to be extra conscientious given the kids (e.g., making sure we had kid-friendly tours, connecting hotel rooms, etc.).
I am so grateful that I stumbled upon Exploration Journeys and Fred after starting the research process. He made all the difference and created a trip that exceeded every expectation. Once learning of our interests and intended trip goals, he crafted an amazing trip that made sure we got to experience so much of the wonder of Argentina.
His personalized website and many, many pictures gave us a great sense of what he was suggesting, and no question was too small when we reached out to him.
I so appreciated the attention to detail, as that can make or break a trip (especially with kids). In the end, we had a fantastic time without any stress. The pace Fred suggested was just right to maximize our time there without tiring everyone out. All of the transfers, flights, and hotels worked out beautifully, and the tour guides were all great matches for our family. Fred even made great restaurant and other recommendations for when we had downtime.
I cannot express greater satisfaction and thankfulness to him. If only he would plan ALL my trips! Exploration Journeys gave me the gift of peace of mind—exactly what you need on vacation."
Buenos Aires has been chosen for 3 consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016) as the #1 destination to visit in South America by millions of TripAdvisor users in their “Traveler’s Choice” contest... and rightfully so! This cosmopolitan, vibrant, and sophisticated city, commonly called the “Paris of Latin America,” is the best place in the world to enjoy a first-class tango show and to eat some of the tastiest steak, accompanied by celebrated Argentine Malbec wine.
Our expert “porteño” (as locals are called) guide will take you on a cultural journey, where you’ll visit the most iconic neighborhoods and learn about the highlights of the city; taking in its architecture, culture, history, and more! This tour is also a great opportunity to learn from your expert tour guide, the necessary information and useful tips to make the most of your free time in the city.
With 80% of the falls located on the Argentine side, it is only from the Brazilian side that one can see almost all of them at once, in full, breathtakingly panoramic views.
The Brazilian side offers majestic scenic views of the beauty and entirety of the falls; this is because the Brazilian footbridge lies across the river from the falls, offering a unique perspective and epic scenic views, making the Brazilian side different and absolutely complementary to the experience from the Argentinean side.
You’re about to enter a one-of-a-kind bird sanctuary! Here you’ll find the largest colony of toucans on display in the world, as well as the largest colony of parrots on display in South America, along with 150 different bird species from Brazil and all over the world, many of them endangered.
Located in the midst of the lush tropical rainforest, Foz Tropicana Bird Park is an internationally-recognized rescue and preservation center for endangered birds; and it’s among the most important ones in South America. You’ll find yourself side by side a myriad of exotic birds, in the three walk-in aviaries, where you’ll have the opportunity to have an up-close and personal experience with amazingly colorful parrots and Toco Toucans, among many other birds… all of them right next to you or even flying over your head!
In addition to the diversity and beauty of the birds you’ll see, the park itself presents itself as a unique location. It covers nearly 40 acres (16 hectares) of rainforest, so you’re quite literally going to find yourself in the middle of nature as you make your way along the trails!
This visit lasts about 2 hours and is done on the same day you do the Brazilian side of the falls tour.
“You might have seen the photos. Even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls,” stated CNN in their article “Iguazu Falls: Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list". To put that into perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and nearly three times as wide. The late U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was reportedly so impressed by the sight of Iguazu Falls that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
In 1984, Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and in 2011, it was selected as one of the 7 winners of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast.
Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, they have a staggering water flow of up to almost 3.5 million gallons (13 million liters) per second – enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools!
Unlike Niagara Falls, which is surrounded by developments such as casinos, a revolving restaurant, and coffee shops, Iguazu Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America, the Atlantic rainforest, which is a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 birds species, and 80 types of mammals!
Hop aboard as we embark on a discovery journey to admire the second largest glacier in South America: the Upsala, as well as other Patagonian ice giants only accessible by boat. The glaciers’ grandness is imposing, and their color remarkable: ranging from pure white to shades of dark blue. We’ll get comfortable in our seats, inside the exclusive VIP cabin on the upper floor of our ship, where we’ll experience better panoramic views with superior comfort and service.
On our way to the Upsala Glacier, we’ll enjoy great photo opportunities while we see icebergs of incredible and diverse shapes and sizes.
This is a full-day group tour and includes lunch with beverages at VIP boat cabin.
Prepare to visit one of the world’s most awe-inspiring and unique glaciers: The Perito Moreno. This bright white ice giant showcases its mighty glory in the Patagonian Glaciers National Park, which has been declared Mankind’s Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The park’s vast size not only gives it the distinction of being the largest ice mantle in the world, after Antarctica, but also the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet.
The Perito Moreno is of the few glaciers in the world actually growing and advancing, as opposed to the majority of the world’s glaciers, which are retreating and melting due to the effects of global warming. The ice that serenely sits above the water measures an impressive 262 feet (80 meters), which is just about the height of a 25-story building! And while that’s an incredibly large size for the human eye to take in, consider that this measurement is only 15% of the glacier’s total height. Five times more ice is hidden underwater.
Our destination is the panoramic boardwalks which overlook the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, amidst the backdrop of the majestic, snow-capped Andes, you’ll find yourself immersed in an unforgettable glacier experience, while enjoy amazing picture-taking opportunities from the seven panoramic balconies facing the front of the glacier.
While the glacier itself is definitely the main attraction, the park also boasts remarkable scenery as well as glacial streams, small lagoons, crevasses, gullies, and plenty of ice formations that’ll dazzle the eye, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Andes Mountain range, lakes and forest areas.
Take in the sheer size and beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier as it towers before you, from an exciting close-up perspective, as we cruise across the pristine waters of the Rico Branch of the Argentino Lake, which borders the Southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The sheer magnitude of the southern wall alone is a humbling and inspiring sight. We’ll be stopping about 985 feet (300 meters) away from the southern wall of the glacier for some epic picture-taking opportunities that will showcase the grand scale and beauty of the glacier.
This will be definitely a different perspective from what you experience on the panoramic boardwalks.
This navigation is a 1-hour group tour done on the same day you do the Perito Moreno Glacier tour.
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind panoramic hiking experience, where you’ll be enchanted by some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Patagonia, including one of the ten most beautiful views in the world, as rated by National Geographic!
Our expert guide will help you hone your hiking skills, as you set out to explore the surrounding areas of Mount Llao Llao. You’ll also take a chairlift ride up Campanario Hill, where you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of deep-blue lakes and snow-capped mountains. Get your camera ready as this will surely be one of the best opportunities to take some of the most wonderful and sublime landscape photos out there!
Prepare to navigate the beautiful blue waters of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, the largest in Argentina’s Lake District, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountain range. We’ll enjoy our exclusive seating in the boat’s VIP cabin located on the upper deck. From here we’ll experience superior panoramic views and a much more exclusive setting, since there are only 50 seats in the VIP cabin (compared to the over-200-people capacity of the regular cabin).
Known for its cold glacial waters and for being the habitat of kelp gulls and blue-eyed cormorants (which are typically only found near oceans), the Nahuel Huapi Lake provides plenty of natural beauty and beckons with the serenity of its waters.
We’ll visit the largest island on the Nahuel Huapi Lake: Victoria Island, home to a wide array of flora and fauna; also offering plenty of history, including ancient cave paintings. Another highlight of this navigation includes a visit to a unique forest of myrtle trees at Arrayanes National Park. These intriguing, cinnamon-hued trees are known for their attractive, smooth and tan bark, peppered with white spots; and giving the forest a captivating mystique. In fact, it’s widely fabled that Walt Disney, during his visit to Argentina, was inspired by this forest to create his animated classic “Bambi.”
This is a full-day tour. You’ll have your own private expert guide to help you make the most out of your tour experience. Transfers to and from the port will be done on group basis.
You are cordially invited to an evening of live music filled with passion, sensuality and dancing, at one of the best Tango venues in Buenos Aires: La Ventana. Located at the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a world-class Tango show in a restored tenement building (or, ‘conventillo’). This enchanting show also boasts unique features of Argentine folklore.
As you step through the doors, you’ll feel as though you have traveled back in time, with the interior of the building preserved in its original style. The show at La Ventana is a journey through the history of Tango, in which you’ll experience different and authentic styles of this mesmerizing dance, each with its own particular set of music, dancing style, and costumes.
Tango is a universe onto itself as it creates a multi-layered marriage of music, dance, singing and poetry.
Private transfers to and from the La Ventana are included, as well as dinner with non-alcoholic beverages & wine.
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